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86/1015 Room Divider, 'Carlton', wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981. Click to enlarge.

Room Divider, ‘Carlton’, wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981

Made
Room Divider, "Carlton", wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981.

'Carlton' room divider made of multicoloured plastic laminates over wood and designed in postmodern style. A large, freestanding, shelf system on a raised rectangular pedestal base with two drawers in the lower section, three horizontal shelves of varying length and a series of angled and vertical designs and supports. The upper section constructed in the form of an anthropomorphic stick type figure with a cubic open box forming the design apex. Coloured laminates used: base in black and white 'bacterio' pattern, brown, black, red, dark blue, orange, pink, lightblue, coral, lime green, primrose, dark grey and light grey. Manufactuer's marks back panel of base.

Summary

Object No.

86/1015

Object Statement

Room Divider, 'Carlton', wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981

Physical Description

Room Divider, "Carlton", wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981.

'Carlton' room divider made of multicoloured plastic laminates over wood and designed in postmodern style. A large, freestanding, shelf system on a raised rectangular pedestal base with two drawers in the lower section, three horizontal shelves of varying length and a series of angled and vertical designs and supports. The upper section constructed in the form of an anthropomorphic stick type figure with a cubic open box forming the design apex. Coloured laminates used: base in black and white 'bacterio' pattern, brown, black, red, dark blue, orange, pink, lightblue, coral, lime green, primrose, dark grey and light grey. Manufactuer's marks back panel of base.

Marks

Manufacturer's marks inscribed on small rectangular aluminium plate attached proper left of back panel of base, printed, "MEMPHIS / MADE IN ITALY / MILANO / ETTORE SOTTSASS / 1981 / No 26", the number '26' is stamped into the plate.

Dimensions

Height

1965 mm

Width

1900 mm

Depth

400 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981.

Made by Memphis, Italy, 1981.

Designed by Ettore Sottsass and made by Memphis, Italy, 1981.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1986

Acquisition Date

1 August 1986

Cite this Object

Harvard

Room Divider, 'Carlton', wood / plastic laminate, designed by Ettore Sottsass, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2020, <https://ma.as/54096>

Wikipedia

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